HTC‘s new flagship, the One M9 hasn’t yet made its way to India after being officially released in the US just a few days ago. But what they’ve gotten is the HTC One M9+, a bigger screen version of the flagship, and the One E9+, with both to be released next month. The OEM has also introduced their HTC One Privileges program, but just for the One M9+ users, where they get one-year insurance for their device.
The HTC One M9+ is a variant of the flagship, and the main difference is that it has a larger screen with its 5.2-inch Quad HD display (2560×1440), as opposed to the 5.0 inch (1080×1920) One M9. It also technically should run faster with its 2.2GHz MediaTek helio X10 octa-core processor. But other than that, it is almost the same as the flagship, with a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, a 20MP rear camera with depth sensor and Ultrapixel front shooter. It also has something that the One M9 doesn’t have: a touch-based fingerprint sensor. In terms of looks, the One M9+ will be released in gold on silver and gold on gold variants.
Meanwhile, the HTC One E9+ is larger, with a 5.5-inch Quad-HD display but with dual SIM support. It has basically the same specs as the HTC One M9+: same processor, camera, connectivity (4G LTE, NFC), and will also run on Android 5.0 with Sense 7. However, it will be made from plastic, unlike the One M9+ which sports an all-metal unibody design.
The HTC One M9+ will go on sale starting May 3 in India and it will cost INR 52,500 (around $835). The HTC One E9+ meanwhile will follow later that month but pricing details are not yet available. Still no word of when the flagship HTC One M9 will reach the Indian market.